17 September 2010

Oil on the floor of the Gulf

A core sample from the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico shows a 2-inch layer of oily material. Researchers are finding oil on the seafloor miles away from the blown-out BP well.  Though researchers have yet to chemically link the oil deposits to the BP well, "the sheer coverage here is leading us all to come to the conclusion that it has to be sedimented oil from the oil spill because it's all over the place," says one scientist.
NPR has the rest of the story.  Photo credit Samantha Joyce.

1 comment:

  1. This whole thing is just such a huge disaster. It will take years to recover from the damage. I believe some think that now that the leak has been stopped everything has just returned to normal. End of story. I'm glad you posted this. I was just wondering the other day what the sea floor in the area might look like now.


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